I would've loved to have had someone capture the expression on my face the first time I saw these cupcakes. I know I had to be grinning ear to ear. What can I say? I'm a child of the 70s and grew up watching the Cookie Monster and his pals.
Super easy and big impact!
Food coloring or icing color
Star tip and pastry bag
Cookies such as Mini Chips Ahoy or regular Chips Ahoy cut in half
White disc candy such as white chocolate melts (use the flat side)
First, cut a slit into the cupcake.
2. Insert cookie and start icing with a small star tip. The picture above is from a different cupcake and appears to be dyed coconut, which is also an option. Dyed coconut would give a shaggier look, but also remember that, if serving these at a party, coconut is a hit or miss. Lots of people don't like it however, most children could care less! LOL
Tutorial photos by Cynthia Rae
3. Attach the brown M&M (pupils) to the white disks by either "gluing" together with a dab of frosting.
4. Stick the eyes down into the cupcake.